Your business success is built on how successful your team in fulfilling their roles on a daily basis. However, many businesses struggle with finding ways to maximize the potential of their labour force. Low levels of productivity, quality and morals are signs that you need to take the matter seriously and invest in finding ways to maximize your people’s potentials.
Understand that your people’s potential is not only reflected on how well they perform their assignments, but also how creative they are in solving problems, how they manage work relationships with colleagues and supervisors, and how their work affects your company’s bottom line.
To maximize your people’s potential consider the following:
1. DEVELOP A WINNING TEAM MINDSET
As much as you need your team members to focus on their individual assignments, you still need them to see the big picture. Your company’s mission and vision statements are not just fancy words in a business plan hidden in a drawer. Use the company’s vision to remind your team why you all work in this company and how you make a difference in the community.
2. BUILD A COLLECTIVE LEARNING PLATFORM
Revisit your training plan and audit how do you assess individuals training needs as well as team training needs. Make sure that the contents are engaging and the results are measurable. The effectiveness of your training and learning programs depend on the achieved results and the impact of such training programs once the employee returns to their usual work environment.
3. ELIMINATE TIME WASTERS
On a daily basis, hundreds of hours are wasted in companies and organizations. Those lost hours could be used in improving the quality and increasing the efficiency of the business process. Once you manage to identify the time wasters in your work environment, you can direct the wasted opportunity to other value-adding activities.